Gabarron's Alhambra sculptures speak loud about cultural integration in Beijing

( ) Updated: 2015-10-10 16:37:38

Gabarron's Alhambra sculptures speak loud about cultural integration in Beijing

Cristobal Gabarron (L) gives a tour to his six sculptures in the open square of Today Art Museum. [Photo/ECNS]

"My father often took me to the Alhambra as a child. I grew interested in Arab culture and how different cultures integrate with each other," Gabbaron said. "Sometimes religious difference brings clashes and even war. So I created these sculptures to show people that different cultures could communicate smoothly and tolerate each other."

The Spanish master mixes painting and sculpture in a single art piece. The silhouette and bright colors applied all over the edges of the work constitute the unique characteristics of one of the most outstanding monuments of world heritage.

In the words of art philosopher Alfredo Mateos Paramio, Gabarron has erected the "towers in homage that surround an invisible palace, like that shaded ring the Turkish turtle doves wear in our parks. Splendid watchtowers in which a Mediterranean palette burns and whose surfaces do not cease to be imbued with living memory: the Alhambra of our shared memory, the Alhambra of the artist's youthful wanderings."

The exhibition will go on until December 20. Gabbaron will take his sculptures to other cities in China as well. Programs such as mural drawings for children will be launched in Guangzhou to showcase the charm of art.


Date: October 10 – December 20, 2015

Location: Today Art Museum

Address: Pingod community, No. 32 Baiziwan Rd., Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tel: 8610-58760600


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